What is colostrum?
Colostrum is the ﬁrst milk produced by all female mammals for their offspring. Colostrum is essential for the survival of the newborn.
Colostrum contains a rich array of nutrients, including growth factors, lipidic and glucidic factors, oligosaccharides, antimicrobials, cytokines and nucleosides. This substance introduces the newborn to over 95 diﬀerent compounds that balance and stabilise the immune system. It also brings in eight growth factors that promote normal cell growth, DNA synthesis, fat utilization and increased mental acuity.
Bovine colostrum has an identical structure to the natural colostrum produced by humans. Research has attributed many health beneﬁts to bovine colostrum. These beneﬁts include improved gut stability and nutrient absorption. Colostrum also provides immunological balance, increases energy and reduces inﬂammation and illness.
For us it can repair and maintain a healthy gut so preventing infections. It also helps reboot our own immune system which literally gets worn out over time through pollution, everyday chemicals, harsh polluted environments and the ingestion of polluted foods. Colostrum contains every strain of probiotic bacteria that the mother has. Trials show it is far superior to restoring your gut ﬂora than using probiotics. It helps with ﬁtness and is taken by many professional athletes.
Colostrum is great for pets. Animals suffer from many to the same diseases – such as Leaky Gut Syndrome – as we do. As animals age, their ability to produce immune factors and growth agents – just like us humans – diminishes and this can result in acute and chronic disease. Research on pets shows up to 90% of all disease can be eliminated by supplementing with premium quality colostrum and strengthening the intestinal tract. There are many success stories for dogs with allergies, joint pain and surgical wounds.
A Short History of Colostrum
For hundred of years British dairy farmers have known about he beneﬁts of colostrum and made it into. Desert called “Beestings Pudding”. Ayuverdic physicians in India have used colostrum for centuries. It’s highly valued by Masai herdsmen in Kenya. It’s also used widely in Finland and Scandinavia. Now in the UK elite athletes and top international sports teams take colostrum as an essential part of their ﬁtness program.
Colostrum is an extremely fragile substance full of live molecules. Most colostrum processing destroys these components rendering it all but useless. IgBioscience colostrum uses a unique and delicate process to ensure the survival of all the active ingredients. It’s also 100% organic and certiﬁed free from any contaminants. You can’t source a purer or more eﬀective colostrum in the UK.
Colostrum provides over 100 times the amount of immunoglobulins as regular milk. Colostrum is also rich in transfer factors that educate and modulate the immune system and successfully teach it to recognize speciﬁc antigens. These transfer factors also help coordinate the immune system to be able to recognize the diﬀerence between normal tissue and pathological microbes or abnormal tissue growth. These important transfer factors include hydrogen peroxide and immunoglobin G (IgG).
The transfer factors from colostrum are able to boost natural killer cell (NK) activity and calm a hyperactive immune system through activating suppressor T cells. This improves the intelligence of the immune system and allows it to function with greater eﬃciency. These transfer factors also act as a catalytic memory agent for the immune system to alert naive immune cells of an impending danger.
Colostrum The Healing Miracle
- Epithelial growth factor (EGF)
- Insulin-like growth factor-I and II (IGF-1 and IGF-II)
- Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)
- Platelet-derived growth factor PDGF)
- Transforming growth factors A & B (TGF-A and B)
- Growth hormone (GH)
These all help stimulate cell and tissue growth by stimulating DNA formation. Genetically engineered versions of IGF-1 and GH are now marketed as longevity and AIDS drugs. They are found naturally and in high concentrations in colostrum.
Several studies show that these growth factors are capable of increasing T-cell production, accelerate healing, balance blood glucose, reduce insulin need, increase muscle and bone growth and repair while metabolising fat for fuel. Studies have also shown that dairy colostrum can increase the serum levels of IGF-1 in male athletes. As it has been shown that IGF-1 in colostrum is only absorbed into the blood stream in fragmented segments, it is likely that this increase in serum IGF-1 levels occurs via the combination of training, conditioning of the digestive tract and possible enhanced stimulation of human IGF-1 synthesis via the intestinal mucosa.
Interleukins that regulate the duration and intensity of the immune response, are responsible for cell to cell communication, boost T-cell activity and the production of immunoglobulins. Interleukin-10 is strongly anti-inﬂammatory, especially in connective tissue disorders such as arthritis.
Lactoperoxidase-thiocyanate, peroxidase and xanthine oxidase destroy bacteria by releasing of hydrogen peroxide.
The most abundant of the immune factors found in colostrum; IgG neutralises toxins and microbes in the lymph and circulatory system; IgM destroys bacteria while IgE and IgD are highly antiviral.
An antiviral, anti-bacterial, iron-binding protein with therapeutic eﬀects in HIV, Cytomegalovirus, herpes, Chronic fatigue Syndrome, Candida albicans and other infections. Lactoferrin helps deprive pathogens of the iron they require to reproduce and releases iron into the red blood cells enhancing oxygenation of tissues. Lactoferrin also modulates cytokine release and receptors have been found on blood cells such lymphocytes, monocytes, macrophages and platelets.
Stimulate the production of interferon which slows viral reproduction and penetration of cell walls.
Hormone-like peptides produced by activated lymphocytes that mediate the immune response.
A hydrolysing agent and immune system booster capable of destroying bacteria and viruses on contact. This compound destroys the peptidoglycan layer of bacterial cell walls leading to the death of such organisms (both gram positive and gram negative organisms are aﬀected).
Attract and bind to major enteric pathogens such as Strep., E. coli, Salmonella, Cryptosporidia, Giardia, Entamoeba, Shigella, Clostridium diﬃcile Toxins A & B and Cholera preventing them from attaching or entering the mucous membranes.
Stops the formation of pyrimidine nucleotides and prevents haemolytic anemia.
Some of the documented immune factors include secretory IgA, IgA Speciﬁc Helper, B Lactoglobulin, Lactalbumin, Albumin, Prealbumin, Alpha 1-Antitripsin, Alpha 1-Fetoprotein, Alpha 2-macroglobulin, Alpha 2-AP Glycoprotein, C3, C4 and Orosomucoids.
These are hormones or hormone-like substances that appear to help regulate some functions of the thymus gland. They appear to stimulate an underactive immune system or inhibit an overactive immune system in autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, chronic fatigue syndrome and some allergies and hyperreactive conditions such as asthma, urticaria and allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
Prevent the destruction of immune and growth factors in colostrum from being broken down in the GI tract; they also prevent Helicobacter pylori from attaching to the walls of the stomach and can have a beneﬁcial role in the treatment of peptic ulcers.
100% pure organic colostrum
Repairs and rebalances gut health
Reboots immune system
For a healthy and happy life
IgTurmeric + is a unique blend of Curcuma 95 – the active ingredient of Curcuma with black pepper to increase bioavailability and our 100% pure UK colostrum. It’s a perfect immune system combination. A marriage made in heaven.
The spice has been used for its medicinal, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties for thousands of years.
The anit-inflammatory properties can help particularly with arthritis, and studies have shown it reduces pain in Osteoarthritis.
It blocks NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of your cells and turns on genes related to inflammation. NF-kB is believed to play a major role in many chronic diseases. (Journal of Biological Chemistry)
Without getting into the details (inflammation is extremely complicated), the key takeaway is that curcumin is a bioactive substance that fights inflammation at the molecular level (Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine).
Research shows that turmeric can reduce the synaptic marker loss and the accumulation of amyloids linked to Alzheimer’s development.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic condition that causes ulcers in the lower end of the gastrointestinal tract. Turmeric could help maintain remission from symptoms. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, a study found that UC patients in remission had significantly lower relapse rates if they consumed turmeric.
Oxidative damage is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind aging and many diseases. It involves free radicals, highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons. Free radicals tend to react with important organic substances, such as fatty acids, proteins or DNA.
The main reason antioxidants are so beneficial is that they protect your body from free radicals. Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals due to its chemical structure (Journal of Adv Exp Med Biology) In addition, research has identified that curcumin boosts the activity of your body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
In that way, curcumin delivers a one-two punch against free radicals. It blocks them directly, then stimulates your body’s own antioxidant defenses.
“FEEL GOOD” – Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in your brain. (Brain Research) These are part of the brains “feel good” chemicals which brighten your mood.
FIGHTING CANCER – Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer. Listen to this remarkable testimony from BBC Radio 4.
VITAMIN D3 complex with ELDERBERRY AND LIONS MANE
Essentials Vitamin D3 Complex combines the very best of modern science and natural plants with proven healing properties.
Here at IgBioscience we worked hard to find a specific combination of natural extracts and vitamins to enhance and support our Immustem UK Colostrum and IgTurmeric+ range.
Working with scientists and nutritionists, we’ve produced a unique and effective combination.
We’ve taken two of the most powerful proven and natural immune boosting plants – Elderberry and Lions Mane and combined them with Vitamins D3, C, A and Zinc.
We’ve used the latest technology for the Vitamin C – it’s Liposomal meaning it’s coated in a lipid – fat molecules that coats all of our cells. It’s also used by the mRNA Covid Vaccine manufacturers to coat the vaccine so it gets delivered directly into the cells for maximum effect. Vitamin C is known for being hard to absorb and this technology transforms its ability to work in our bodies.
Hippocrates called it his “medicine chest”. Packed with Vitamins and minerals that regulate and modulate the immune system. Of all the natural plant remedies, Elderberry is top of the list.
according to the European Cytokine Network Elderberry – or Sambucal Nigra is known for its strong antiviral properties especially against different strains of the influenza virus. Further research has shown it activates the immune system and increases inflammatory Cytokine production. But what are Cytokines??!!
Cytokines are cell signalling molecules that aid cell to cell communication in immune responses and stimulate the movement of cells towards sites of inflammation, infection and trauma. So they’re crucial for managing the response of the immune system.
There’s good reason why vitamin D is called “the sunshine vitamin.” When your skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes vitamin D from cholesterol. The sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays hit cholesterol in the skin cells, providing the energy for vitamin D synthesis to occur.
It instructs cells to absorb Calcium and Phosphorous – essential for strong and healthy bones. But that’s not all.
This vitamin plays a critical role in promoting immune response. It has both anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory properties, and is crucial for the activation of immune system defences (Central European Journal of Immunology 2018)
Vitamin D is known to enhance the function of immune cells, including T cells and macrophages, that protect your body against pathogens (British Society for Immunology 2011).
In fact, the vitamin is so important for immune function that low levels of vitamin D have been associated with increased susceptibility to infection, disease, and immune-related disorders (Journal of Investigative Medicine 2011).
LIONS MANES MUSHROOM
A large white shaggy mushroom, known for its medicinal benefits for 1000’s of years. Research shows it boosts the production of the microbiome in the gut which prevent pathogens from entering the body. The microbiome is the cornerstone of the immune system.
Also, it’s rare among mushrooms as it boosts the production of bioprotein nerve growth factor (NFG) (Int Journal Med Mushrooms 2013) and myelin (the insulation around nerve fibres).
As we age, our brain’s ability to form new connections (neural plasticity) declines, causing many of the cognitive issues associated with growing older. It’s been shown that Lions Mane can help with the repair of nerve damage, ameliorate the symptoms of Alzheimers, and the symptoms of autoimmune disorders such as MS.
LIPOSOMAL VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is one of the most proven, well-established and powerful immune boosting, anti-oxidant, anti-aging, anti-viral, anti-pathogenic and antitoxin nutrients known to man. These benefits have been clearly demonstrated over time and yet human beings are amongst only a handful of animal species that cannot produce their own supply of vitamin C so absolutely must source it from food or via supplementation.
Liposomal Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to deliver more Vitamin C into your body than traditional Vitamin C supplements. Most Vitamin C supplements are partially destroyed in the hostile environment of the gut, and much of what’s left is “peed” out of the body. We avoid this by wrapping the Vitamin C inside ‘Liposomes’.
Liposomes are tiny, nano-sized bubbles that mimic the body’s own cell membranes and are designed to protect the Vitamin C as it travels through the body. Liposomes also have the ability to travel through the body’s cells aiding and accelerating absorption. This means that the Vitamin C is being delivered directly into the cells of your body, without being degraded. (Journal of Nutrition and Metabolic Insights 2016)
Vitamin A plays a vital role in maintaining your body’s natural defenses. According to the Journal of Clinical Medicine 2018 it plays a critical role in enhancing immune function.
This includes the mucous barriers in your eyes, lungs, gut and genitals which help trap bacteria and other infectious agents.
It’s also involved in the production and function of white blood cells, which help capture and clear bacteria and other pathogens from your bloodstream.
This means that a deficiency in vitamin A can increase your susceptibility to infections and delay your recovery when you get sick (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)
Additionally it’s vital to maintaining good vision. The vitamin is needed to convert light that hits your eye into an electrical signal that can be sent to your brain. In fact, one of the first symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency can be night blindness, known as nyctalopia.
Night blindness occurs in people with vitamin A deficiency, as the vitamin is a major component of the pigment rhodopsin. Rhodopsin is found in the retina of your eye and extremely sensitive to light. People with this condition can still see normally during the day, but have reduced vision in darkness as their eyes struggle to pick up light at lower levels.
Zinc is a key micronutrient and mineral that is essential for the body in numerous ways, it keeps the immune system strong, helps heal wounds, and supports normal growth. A lack of zinc can make a person more susceptible to disease and illness. It is responsible for several functions in the human body, and it helps stimulate the activity of at least 100 different enzymes. It affects how our cells respond to infections and can help keep inflammation under control.
According to the National Institute for Health, it helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. It’s also crucial for the manufacture of proteins and DNA and for the normal functioning of cells. It affects multiple aspects of our immune system.
Our bodies can’t make zinc, which means that it must come from our food or from supplements. The element is naturally found in many different foods, such as beans, shellfish, and wholegrains.
Researchers say they have gained a key insight into how zinc helps the immune system fight infection. One study shows that zinc stops the immune system from spiralLing out of control and the researchers say the findings could also explain why taking zinc supplements at the start of a cold can stem its severity. If you’re low in zinc, you may find cuts and scrapes take longer to heal, you may have diarrhoea, and you’re more prone to getting ill.